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Prospects for horticulture and processing

The Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a press conference on increasing the volume of production of basic kinds of fruits and vegetables and ensure the needs of the population there.

In accordance with the decree of President Islam Karimov "On measures aimed at reforming the horticulture and viticulture" of January 11, 2006 large-scale work on the cultivation, processing and export of vegetables and grapes.

Due to favorable opportunity to expand the cultivation of agricultural products, increasing its quality. Decree of President Karimov "On measures to optimize the acreage and increased production of food crops" of October 20, 2008 is an important factor in increasing production volumes and the saturation of the domestic market to fully meet the needs of the population in food.

In accordance with this important document by cutting the cotton areas from 41.9 to 35.4 percent of the area for cultivation of cereal crops expanded from 25.7 to 45 percent, for potatoes - from 7 to 8.8 percent. On the basis of the best international practices on 23.5 thousand hectares introduced drip irrigation and created high-yielding intensive gardens on innovative technologies.

In order to ensure uninterrupted public vegetable production in the winter 2009-2015, 1.8 thousand hectares of greenhouses are organized on alternative energy sources. They are equipped with advanced technologies. Due to winter stocks of products stored stable prices. Great contribution to this is made more than 40 thousand light construction of greenhouses built in private farms.

- As a result of the measures taken over the past 5 years harvesting the main types of food products increased by 1.6 times - Deputy Head of the Ministry of Economy Utkirbek Sheraliev says. - Volume of production per capita also grown. Thus, in 2009 per capita it was prepared more than 509 kilograms of product, in 2014 this figure reached 579 kilograms.

At the event, noted that grown in our country fruit and vegetable, melon products, products based on its processing is not only supplied to the domestic market, but also exported to the CIS countries, Europe and Asia.

In addition to the cultivation of products important qualitative storage. Over the last 5 years in the region it was built 347 freezing warehouses with a total capacity of 231.8 thousand tons. The modernization of 80 stores. This will keep the quality and freshness of products grown today to next year's crop.

At the press conference, journalists have received answers to their questions.

Source: IA "Jahon"